Russell Peters' Career

Russell Peters' stand up comedy career started in 1989, in Toronto, Ontario and he never stoped since. The well-known stand up comedian took his stand up comedy performance all over the United States, UK, Hong Kong, Australia, mainland China, South Africa, Denmark, Vietnam, Phillippines India, the Caribbean, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Lebanon and a lot of other countries.

In 1997, Russell Peters starred in Show Me The Funny, from the TV-series Comics! and for his act was nominated for the Gemini Award in the "Best Individual Performance in a Comedy Program or Series" category.

Russell Peters has also had feature appearances in a few films, like the 1999 film Tiger Claws III as Detective Elliott, the 1999 Analyze This, the 2004 film My Baby's Daddy as the obstetrician, the 2006 film Quarter Life Crisis as Dilip Kumar, the 2007 film The Take as Dr. Sharma, and the 2008 Senior Skip Day as Uncle Todd.

In 2004, Russell Peters: Comedy Now! special brought the comedian a new nomination for a Gemini Award and by 2005, the comedian was the first South Asian to sell-out Appollo Theatre in New York City.

Russell Peters: Outsourced stand up comedy show

On August 26, 2006 Russell Peters: Outsourced stand up comedy special aired on Comedy Central, being filmed at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, California.

Russell Peters' Outsourced was dedicated to the memory of Peter's father and was the comedian's first work produced by himself.

Russell Peters' DVD Outsourced was released on DVD on august 29, 2006 and became very popular in Canada, selling over 100,000 copies.

In 2006, he also hosted the Canada Day comedy Festival and during his career, has been featured at shows like the Edinburgh Festival, Montreal's Just For Laughs Comedy Festival or the Winnipeg comedy Festival.

By 2007, Russell Peters became the first comedian to sell-out Toronto's Air Canada Center and one year later, the famous Madison Square Garden nad reached over 50,000 million views on YouTube.

In 2007, the comedian made a deal with Fox Network, to develop a new sitcom and he also completed that year two USO tours for the troops, having performed in Iraq, Afghanistan, Greenland and on the USS Eisenhower.

Russell Peters: Red, White and Brown stand up comedy show

On February 2, 2008, Russell Peters: Red, White and Brown comedy special was filmed at the the WaMu Theatre at Madison Square Garden in front of a live audience.

Russell Peters' Red, White and Brown stand up comedy videos was released on CD/DVD in September 2008 in Canada and on the 27th of January 2009, in the US.

In 2008, Russell Peters hosted the Juno Awards, for which he was awarded with the Gemini Award for "Best Performance or Host in a Variety Program or Series" and got him another invitation to host the 2009 Juno Awards as well.

Between June 2008 and June 2009, comedian Russell Peters became one of the highest-paid comedians, earning over $10 million in 12 months.

Russell Peters: Green Card Tour

On September 23 & 24, 2010 Russell Peters' Green Card Tour came at London's O2 Arena, being his last tour as a single man, according to his statement in a interview and the show was also his DVD recording.

In our interview section, you can read the full interview with Russell Peters.

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